Farina Elia beat Venus Williams in the first round of the Dubai Open. Here are the post match comments from both players: Williams rallied from 4-1 down to 5-5 before dropping the first set. She climbed back from a 5-2 deficit in the second set to force a tiebreaker in which she saved seven match points before losing. Williams realized she was in trouble when she saw her serve clocked at about 72 mph. Farina Elia was weary by the last set.